Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Sewing Machine Project Delivery #2

Today we made our second trip to deliver 21 more machines to The Sewing Machine Project. We made sure the air pressure in the tires was correct, and off we went. We headed out at 7:30 AM, and made our delivery just a little after 11 AM. Louie and I, and my brother Jack went this time, and my friend KT.

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These are the machines that went today. There are 16 machines pictured below, but there were five more machines brought by my brother and SIL Jack and Polly, that were loaded and not photographed.

Singer 237

237 one

Singer 237

237 two

Singer 404

404 003[3]

Brother XL-2010

brother xl-2010

JC Penney 6915

JC Penney 6915

Kenmore 33

kenmore 33

Kenmore 1212

This machine was donated to us for the SMP from Patty T.

Kenmore 1212

Kenmore 1451

Kenmore 1451

Kenmore 19412

This machine was donated from Jack and Polly M. for the SMP.

Kenmore 19412

Montgomery Ward 1914

montgomery wards 1914

Necchi Heavy Duty

Necchi Heavy Duty

Necchi Alco A709-5

Necchi-Alco 009[3]

Singer 257

Singer 257 001[3]

Singer 503

Singer 503 010[3]

Singer 1748

Singer 1748

Singer 30518

This machine was donated to us for the SMP from Jerald and Sheryl S.

Singer 30518

When we arrived, we unloaded the machines and waited for the door to be unlocked so we could carry them inside. Last time we delivered machines, many were not in cases. This time, I wanted them all to be in cases, mainly so it would be easier to load them in the van, and for them to ride more securely. Margaret told us that she really appreciated that they were in cases. She says many of the people who are given machines, do not have their own transportation, so many ride busses back to their homes. Cases would make it much easier for them.

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Here I am with the machines we brought today, in front of me. Margaret Jankowski is just such a wonderful person. She gave us all hugs, and made us feel so special. It feels so good to know that we are helping those less fortunate. A lot of the machines that are donated to the SMP still need to be checked over and serviced. Margaret is always so appreciative, and she marks out a special place for ours, as all of our machines are serviced by myself and Louie, and my brother and SIL Jack and Polly. She knows ours are ready ‘to go’. It is always so good to see Margaret and to hear the wonderful things she is doing and to hear of the people she has touched, but she does not take the credit. She gives all the credit to God.

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God bless you, Margaret! Thank you for letting us be a part of your wonderful project.

MJ

So what did we do after we dropped off the machines? Well, we went junkin’, of course! We have one machine as ‘seed’ for the ‘next trip’ already. Smile

In a day or two, I’ll show you some of the other ‘stuff’ I bought. I MAY have bought another sewing machine for me! Rolling on the floor laughing 

7 comments:

That corgi :) said...

I always love reading about these machines for this project, Michelle. 21 MACHINES!! Wow! And what I love was others are getting involved too and donating machines too that you are restoring/transporting. It is just so awesome! It gives me goosebumps and teary eyes to read this!!

betty

Suzan said...

You & Louie amaze me! I am so happy you found a ministry that allows you to do something you love and also make such a real contribution in the lives of others.

openyoureyes said...

Michelle-it was such a treat to see you, Lou, Jack and KT. Thank you so much for making the trip! Your machines are always like these beautiful gems, gleaming and so lovingly restored. And you! You are all such jewels, so positive and encouraging.
Thank you, thank you for all the ways you help the Sewing Machine Project!

Margaret Jankowski

openyoureyes said...

Michelle-it was such a treat to see you, Lou, Jack and KT. Thank you so much for making the trip! Your machines are always like these beautiful gems, gleaming and so lovingly restored. And you! You are all such jewels, so positive and encouraging.
Thank you, thank you for all the ways you help the Sewing Machine Project!

Margaret Jankowski

Kristie said...

WOW! That is amazing! You are going to make so many people very happy.

Have a wonderful and Blessed day
Kristie

Jeanna said...

How wonderful to be involved in this worthy project! I'm sure there are so many people who love having their "new" machine, and you have it in tip-top shape already. I hope you found lots of wonderful things on your junkin' expedition!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Michelle,
ya'll are just great!!! what a wonderful project and right down your alley to share both of your talents...Bless you!!

Kathy

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